A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua

A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua
Author: Peter Brune
Language English
Pages: 724
ISBN10: 1741144035
Genre: Nonfiction
Goodreads Rating: 4.24
ISBN13: 9781741144031
Published: May 1st 2005 by Allen Unwin

The story of the five battles that changed Australia forever, this compelling narrative incorporates hundreds of interviews with the soldiers who fought at Kokoda, Milne Bay, Gona, Buna, and Sanananda in 1942 and 1943. Revealed are the very real and engaging experiences of Generals MacArthur and Blamey and other senior Australian commanders who sacrificed many of their senior field officers as scapegoats to protect their own positions, assisted in the making of false legends, and lied about the outcome of the men who fought the battles.